Car thieves caught in SLO, Santa Barbara
August 31, 2015
Both San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara police arrested alleged car thieves over the weekend. A suspect who allegedly stole a car in Santa Barbara was also arrested in Oxnard following a police chase.
Around 3:15 p.m. on Sunday, San Luis Obispo police spotted a suspicious woman sitting inside an Audi A4 Sedan on Pismo Street by Mitchell Park. Officers ran the vehicle’s license plate and determined the car was stolen in Sacramento. [KSBY]
Officers arrested 45-year-old April Louis Crosby, the woman who was in the vehicle. They also arrested 26-year-old Tahkoda Wayne Sims.
Police found Sims sleeping in the park. Officers say he was there with Crosby.
Officers also found a gun inside the vehicle. The gun is registered to a person in Susanville, and police are trying to determine whether the weapon was stolen.
On Saturday, Santa Barbara police arrested an unidentified man, who is accused of stealing a vehicle from a person he knows. Officers located the vehicle by using a tracking device that was on board. [KEYT]
The vehicle was tracked down about an hour after it was reported stolen.
Terrance Trout, a 28-year-old Oxnard man, allegedly stole a Ford F-150 in Santa Barbara. The truck was spotted in Ventura around 6:30 p.m. Saturday.
Officers then located the vehicle in Oxnard, and a police chase ensued.
Police called off the chase temporarily, but officers then deployed a spike strip, which the truck hit. The spike strip deflated two of the truck’s tires.
Trout continued to flee with the deflated tires, but then stopped. Officers took him into custody.